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  1. 72 points
    Well maybe I wasn’t stupid for sitting through the frozen rain after all. He came sneaking out at about 4:15, I was seriously thinking about quitting a few minutes early as I am leaving for a work trip tomorrow. I took one last look around and wo now. About 80 yards with the 7mm mag. Dressed out 160 pounds. Just got him hung up. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. 15 points
    Saw some nice rubs in this area. Hunted this spot hard and it paid off.
  3. 10 points
    Haven't had this guy on cam since mid January. Glad to see he's still breathing...
  4. 10 points
    Dream hunt right now. Worked closed at noon. I'm in #ontheground and still hunting these perfect conditions. Sent from my XT1635-01 using Tapatalk
  5. 10 points
    Got this guy Saturday at 10am. Never had him on camera.
  6. 7 points
  7. 7 points
    The new kid went out on his own today got himself a spike . I am so happy for him . Wish I could of got out there with him but jack daniels had me at noon . So no driving for me . Wtg my new hunter. Ps. He said he couldn't of done it without the knowledge I gave him . So sweet lololol.
  8. 7 points
    Live from the doctors office. My wife was afraid to drive in this messy weather and was going to cancel her doctor's appt. Next available appt (mamo) wouldn't be until March! Screw that! Bagged the morning hunt and drove her. Should be home in time to hunt the afternoon. Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
  9. 6 points
    Feeling like February around here...
  10. 6 points
    I don’t say WTF very often, but when I do, I mean it...
  11. 6 points
    Biz Buck Lunch Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. 6 points
    Deer moved this morning at first light with cold weather here in 8j
  13. 6 points
    I’ve posted before that we’ve got a four year tradition of filling my landowner’s tag on Black Friday with our grandson Jake from Rochester. On Friday we got a little screwed up with the combine cutting the corn that we border. We sat in our money spot overlooking a five acre old hayfield that I keep brush hogged, but didn’t see a deer on that sit. They were cutting again Saturday morning so we didn’t go out and figured we’d go for an afternoon sit over the cut cornfield. They were still cutting in the afternoon, but on the other side of the field so we opted to go back to the same stand we sat in on Friday. About 4:00 pm we had a short snouter come out milling around, followed by another, and then mommy joined them. Kept checking them out through the scope and mommy wasn’t much bigger than her fawns. I told him let’s be patient and wait for others. A few minutes later he spots a bigger deer slinking through the woods following the doe group. Get the scope on it and see small antlers. He comes out sniffing around the doe and she takes off back into the woods with her fawns following. Deer are gone from the field. Damn. 4:25 now and I’m regretting my decision to be patient. Legal time was 4:38, so Jake is watching the clock, and a couple of minutes later we see a small doe come out of the far corner about 200 yds. Watch it through the scope and see mommy in the tree line. She comes out to feed with her fawn and they are facing us, no shot opportunity. Clock is ticking and she will not turn broadside. Head down feeding, occasionally up to look around and back to feeding always facing directly toward us. 4:36 now and Jake calls the two minute warning. Cmon doe, turn, will ya? Finally she quarters slightly, and Jake says is that your shot? Bang - doe drops in place. What time is it Jake? 4:37, no, just clicked to 4:38. Shot clock expires and so did the doe. Forgot to take a field pic, and he was cold so we went back to the house and I went to get it with the tractor. Four years/four does in a row with him now. Can’t wait til he’s old enough to pull the trigger himself!
  14. 5 points
    Not "Live" at all. Vermont rifle season wrapped up yesterday. One of the tougher seasons I have had in awhile. Over 15 days (I didn't hunt on Thanksgiving) I put in around 80 hours and saw 34 deer. The only legal buck I saw was behind the neighbor's posters. Almost no chasing or rut activity. I saw a 75lb spike chasing and cruising, as well as the big buck on the neighbor's. I guess I did see a buck cruising while I was driving. It was a smaller 6 point between some houses. On top of this, I didn't see any buck tracks on the 200+ acre part of the farm that I hunt. I saw plenty of activity the 2 weeks before gun season. I guess it all comes down to how the season fell on the calendar. I never want to start rifle hunting this late again. We had snow for the entire season, which is great. The only drawback was that it was crunchy. I'm not much of a still hunter or tracker, but I give it a go when we have decent conditions. I tried crunching around some, but it wasn't working on the "smaller" areas that I have to hunt. It wasn't all bad. I got to see and hear the woods. It was single digit cold opening day and I saw a pair of great blue herons fly over. Friday it was cold and blowing 20mph and I had a flock of geese fly over. I got to watch the chickadees and the ravens. One day I heard a pack of coyotes at about noon. The highlight was the 3.5 year old 8 point that was across the posters. The second time I saw him he was coming down the power line toward me. He was still 40 yards behind the posters when he put his nose down and turned onto a cross trail, then disappeared into the goldenrod. In theory, I will be muzzleloader hunting in a week. In theory, I could shoot another good buck. Unless the 2nd rut kicks in, or we get some fluffy snow, I imagine it will be more of the same. At least I got to see a nice buck from the stand, and got some nice pics from before the season on my cameras. (My cameras have never been so dead during rifle season.) Time to clean the rifle and prep the smokepole. I plan on doing some stomping around with one of my buddies next week, as long as he can get the time off. Good luck to everyone out there still trying to fill a tag or a freezer. I'm trying to convince myself that it ain't over yet!
  15. 5 points
    Deer and turkey do hang together quite often though. It seems they have an innate understanding they benefit from this symbiotic relationship. The deer can alert the turkey to dangers they cannot smell and the turkey can alert the deer to danger they cannot see. I've seen this many times in the woods during hunting season and neither one seems to mind the other's presence. They actually seem to desire it.
  16. 5 points
    You can get a lot of do overs in ,life . You can get another job if you lose one , you can get remarried, flunk out and go back to school , but every bullet you fire is gone for ever , and you own it .
  17. 5 points
    This is last year's Doe, she was dry aged and I cooked it perfectly. I was worried because I used a garlic basting oil, thought it was going to be to strong.
  18. 5 points
    Side by side from the woods to the fridge on this one Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  19. 5 points
    We got it done this morning before the snow started. The deer were really moving this morning. So far he's sat with me three times this year and we've gone 2 for 3. With this doe and a coyote before that.
  20. 4 points
    People should stop feeding those that post craziness. It’s all an attention grab.
  21. 4 points
    Venison cheesesteaks...1 wit and 1 witout onions. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  22. 4 points
    I think it's either papist, stormy with a different account, or a love child spawned by the two of them. Or, maybe that UptownRedneck ( or WETH his name was ) dude got back in through the cracks.
  23. 4 points
    My guest would be he is or is related to Papist Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  24. 4 points
    Australian Gun Law Update Here's a thought to warm some of your hearts.... From: Ed Chenel, A police officer in Australia Hi Yanks, I thought you all would like to see the real figures from Down Under. It has now been 12 months since gun owners in Australia were forced by a new law to surrender 640,381 personal firearms to be destroyed by our own government, a program costing Australia taxpayers more than $500 million dollars. The first year results are now in: Australia-wide, homicides are up 6.2 percent, Australia-wide, assaults are up 9.6 percent; Australia-wide, armed robberies are up 44 percent (yes, 44 percent)! In the state of Victoria..... lone, homicides with firearms are now up 300 percent.(Note that while the law-abiding citizens turned them in, the criminals did not and criminals still possess their guns!) While figures over the previous 25 years showed a steady decrease in armed robbery with firearms, this has changed drastically upward in the past 12 months, since the criminals now are guaranteed that their prey is unarmed.There has also been a dramatic increase in break-ins andassaults of the elderly, while the resident is at home. Australian politicians are at a loss to explain how public safety has decreased, after such monumental effort and expense was expended in 'successfully ridding Australian society of guns....' You won't see this on the American evening news or hear your governor or members of the State Assembly disseminating this information. The Australian experience speaks for itself. Guns in the hands of honest citizens save lives and property and, yes, gun-control laws affect only the law-abiding citizens. Take note Americans, before it's too late! Will you be one of the sheep to turn yours in? WHY? You will need it. FORWARD TO EVERYONE ON YOUR EMAIL LIST. DON'T BE A MEMBER OF THE SILENT MAJORITY. BE ONE OF THE VOCAL MINORITY WHO WON 'T STAND FOR NONSENSE AUSTRALIA: MORE VIOLENT CRIME DESPITE GUN BAN
  25. 4 points
    The whole premise and title of this thread is idiotic Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  26. 4 points
    Buy once, cry once ! Do I even need to tell you my opinion ? I will. Lol The Nympho to me is a great platform, I can get in and out of any lake, only need 8" of water below me, and can handle big water (as you witnessed). There are a ton of tin cans out there that will serve you well. I'd say stick to something 17-19', 6' beam minimum, and deep V. Plenty of guys on the big ponds with those rigs. You just need to find something with a medium gunnel height, so you can do bass stuff but still high enough that you feel safe standing in 2'rs. And yes, the electric up front is a tool I couldn't live without ! I love how mine is linked to the graph, and I recommend that as well so your not always carrying a remote. Minn Kota to hummbird and motorguide to lowrance. Sent from my LM-V405 using Tapatalk
  27. 4 points
    Giving that Costanza place a run for their money!!! 7 pounds of freezer packed maple breakfast sausage...2 pounds already gifted back to my hunting partner who has the chamber vacuum sealer! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  28. 4 points
    Sous vide perfection Sent from my ASUS_A002A using Tapatalk
  29. 4 points
    Got it done with the gun what a bruiser never forget how this buck walked total bad ass lol i had to watch him for 10 min until i could pull the trigger it was a awsome season for me couldn't be happier
  30. 4 points
    Ok I don’t usually post doe kills but ..... this one is a bit special. For what it’s worth, Natalie was kicking my butt at Descendants trivia when 3 walked in. 2 left.
  31. 3 points
    Looking at trading in my rig for something different. Used to do more bass fishing and travelling, nowadays i just fish the home lake Oneida for walleyes. So think i am gonna trade in the boat with decks and get a deep V. Plus i am old now and dont care much for being above the water these days while fishing. I'm looking at this one especially and putting my 40 hp on it. Then upgrade trolling motors to one with autopilot ( @TreeGuy fault! lol ) . And no Andrew it still wont hit Erie! lol . https://www.smokercraft.com/showroom/2020/utility/freedom
  32. 3 points
    It had to be said Moog! Lol my tongue is bleeding lately from biting it... k im done.
  33. 3 points
    Well it was a good hunt but not a great hunt. Saw fresh tracks right where I expected them to be but couldn't get to the piece of land I knew they were in as I ran into another Hunter so I back tracked and hit a few other areas but didn't see anything. Was still fun and got some exercise. Thought this was cool where the deer crossed this log. Sent from my XT1635-01 using Tapatalk
  34. 3 points
    I wanna see the homemade ladder
  35. 3 points
  36. 3 points
    Does it really bother you so much that an unknown boat tied off on a vacant ramshackle dock for about a day that your first thought is how to lay claim to it?
  37. 3 points
    Lol good luck with that. I don't know why I bit this? If I was a fish I wouldn't last long. Carry on.
  38. 3 points
    I am not normal to start with,so little changes for me,haha
  39. 3 points
    I think its time you end his tenure at 5.5. lol
  40. 3 points
    I pray that NYC looses big. I hate the gun laws we have down here
  41. 3 points
  42. 3 points
    Big buck have been doing this forever. Whenever you see a line of doe, if there's a buck in that line, he will be the last one in the line. Smaller bucks always walk in front of the big one. I've seen very large 8 point bucks followed by even bigger 10 point bucks. Older experienced bucks know this is the way to survive. If they were men, they would be vilified for sending women and children into the mine field ahead of them.
  43. 3 points
    All in all it was a good day, saw 7 doe this morning and 3 bucks this afternoon, one got me close to pulling the trigger but he wasn't what I was looking for, heck I don't need anymore so he's gotta be really nice. My brother saw 3 doe and one buck and my dad saw 1 buck and 1 doe, so pretty happy with those sightings!
  44. 3 points
    This is a question I’ve been asked by many different people under many different contexts. I usually give the standard answer of I love to eat and as someone in the food industry it’s important to know where our food really comes from. Truth be told there was some truth to that when I first started hunting. Now the real reason I hunt, it’s the only place I can go and turn off the outside world. It’s all About me and what I want. I love doing it, love watching the woods wake up, or go to sleep. I love the quiet, the solitude. The ups the Downs. The Disappointments, the thrills. I just love it Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  45. 3 points
    Definitely not nonsence. Its a combination of does that werent bred as well as doe fawns that have reached the proper weight. Im sure many doe fawns will reach that weight this year with the prevalance of acorns this year
  46. 3 points
    One of the reasons I much prefer hunting from stands at height. Not that every shot is ok from a stand but shooting down helps to minimize concerns.
  47. 3 points
    There is no excuse for this "hunter" !! He should be prosecuted, and do hard time! My grandson and I had a monster buck standing on the top of a ridge on Saturday. Only thing we could see behind him was sky. I called off the shot. Easy call. No idea where that bullet would have ended up had my grandson missed, or had a pass through. This non shot, is stressed at every hunter ed course we give! I sincerely hope your neighbor fully recovers. My prayers to him and his family.
  48. 3 points
    Wife and youngest put ours up yesterday while I was up at the cabin. The dogs hate the nut cracker
  49. 3 points
  50. 3 points
    Out with my grandson Jake this afternoon. Doe taken as the shot clock expired. I’ll post in the harvest thread.
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